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The Rebirth of Rwanda

Louise Mushikiwabo
Project Syndicate
04/14/14

Rwanda has made a lot of progress in the twenty years since the genocide, but the world is still not equipped to handle mass atrocities.

A United Front in the War for Wildlife

Simon Hedges
Wildlife Conservation Society
04/04/14

Conservationists need a unified approach to stop the illegal trade in wildlife: species protection, human development, good governance, and enforcement.

Forced Evictions Defeat the Spirit of Big Sporting Events

Priscila Néri
WITNESS
03/19/14

The evicted residents of Rio demand to be included in the benefits and the legacies of big tournaments like the World Cup and Olympics.

Building Resilience

Kavitha Rajagopalan 03/18/14

Now is the time for New York to take control of its aging infrastructure and set aside a fund for investing in and upgrading pipelines and buildings around the city.

Dogs Ally with Elephants in the Fight Against Illegal Ivory

Ruth Starkey
Wildlife Conservation Society
03/14/14

Sniffer dog teams are proving invaluable in the interdiction of illegal ivory and other wildlife parts as the contraband flows from Africa to Asia.

U.S.-China Cooperation and Planetary Resurgence

James Hansen 02/24/14

Agreement by China and the United States on rising internal carbon fees would be a planetary turning point, opening the door to global ascendancy of clean energies.

The Road to Car Safety

Carlos Ghosn
Project Syndicate
01/31/14

For the automobile industry to remain an instrument of progress, it must address the major issues of safety, clean energy, and affordability.

Poverty Is Never Just One Problem at a Time

Prahlad Shekhawat 11/25/13

Only a multidimensional approach can determine who is poor, how they are poor, and which deprivations they experience simultaneously. Indian policymakers need these details.

Forging India's New CSR Mandate

Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani 11/15/13

India may become the first country to enact compulsory spending on corporate social responsibility, but is it taking the right approach?

Multi-stakeholder Governance Seeks to Dislodge Multilateralism

Harris Gleckman 11/15/13

Multi-stakeholder consultations have gained support as a framework for solving global problems, but are they a legitimate stand-in for the multilateral system?

Stop Subsidizing Climate Change

Kevin Watkins
Project Syndicate
11/06/13

The inconsistencies between climate goals and energy policies are stark. Eliminating fossil-fuel subsidies would be one step in the right direction.

The Global Fund: Winning the Fight against Killer Diseases

Jeffrey Sachs
Project Syndicate
10/29/13

Our fight to eradicate the world's deadliest diseases hinges on a handful of world leaders providing aid for major public health projects.

Peace Pays for Itself

Steve Killelea
Institute for Economics and Peace
10/01/13

The global economic impact of violence in 2012 was estimated to be $9.5 trillion. Governments need a way to account for and recuperate these unproductive expenditures.

Combating Corruption in Liberia

Blair Glencorse 09/05/13

To give Liberia a better chance at cementing peace, those who care about the country's future should focus their thinking on the core elements of accountability.

POEM: Tomorrow's Child

Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani 08/20/13

This poem was written to convey the imperative of sustainability. As geographical lines blur due to trade and markets, so can ethics.

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